in the recent years I started recalling why I got interested in toy soldiers and that was really, thank you to a Christmass present of 1982ish that I did not strart using untill later.
The present was a set of molds and tools to make your own toy soldiers melting lead on the coockers! I thought it was just fascinating and we had loads of poses and armies that my dad patientely painted with Humbrol paints!!
CHecking on WWWeb I found that the company making the molds is still in business and that the molds have not changed much.
They also have a series of fantasy molds that do still carry a feeling of 80iesness!
Last year I brought back to Japan all of my molds and I would be able to make some soldiers for a kind of classic wargame! if anyone is interested it would be a nice relaxed way of enjoying the hobby.